Monday 16 May 2011

Black Sesame, Avocado and Soba Noodle Salad

Black Sesame, Avocado and Soba Noodle Salad

Love this salad!! It's so simple and yummy, I fancied a soba noodle salad but not a spicy one like this (even if it is one of my all time favourites!) so just whipped this up. I always love the flavour combination of lime, carrot, avocado and black sesame seeds, like I use in my standard sushi recipe. Thankfully it works just as good here. Feel free to add some chopped red chilli and or ginger to the dressing, I just felt like keeping this one simple with the garlic :-)

Serves 1:
60g dry weight soba noodles
1/2 avocado, diced (about 60g)
1 small carrot cut into matchsticks (about 45g)
1 tsp black sesame seeds
1 spring onion, chopped
1 Tbsp soy sauce
1/4 tsp toasted sesame oil
juice of 1 good size wedge lime
1 small clove garlic, or half a regular clove, minced

For the dressing simply whisk everything together. Cook the soba noodles according to package directions in salted water, usually about 5 - 7 minutes. I cook mine for 7 minutes and like to add the carrots for the remaining minute just to soften them a little bit, it gives a nicer texture in this salad I think. Drain and rinse well under cold water. Soba noodles tend to hold on to a lot of water here so I like to toss them in a clean dishcloth so that the dressing doesn't get watered down. Tip into a large bowl with the avocado and pour over the dressing. Toss gently with a rubber spatula until everything is well coated. Transfer to a bowl then sprinkle over the black sesame seeds and spring onion and give a quick mix. Serve immediately.

Nutritional Information:
Calories: 346
Fat: 13.2g
Sat Fat: 1.7g
Fibre: 5.8g
Protein: 9.7g
Sodium: 934.2mg
Carbs: 50g
Sugars: 2.5g

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  1. I can't get enough of avocado at the moment - this looks like one to try!

  2. Many thanks for the comments! I hear ya T&S - I'm totally addicted to avocados right now too :-)

  3. Sounds lovely! I can never resist avocado, and I love noodles.



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